UK Alumni Contacts
To ensure you are invited to upcoming Alumni events in London, please update your details online: http://www.alumni.qut.edu.au/keepintouch/update.jsp
Are you a member of the QUT Alumni - Europe LinkedIn Group?
It's a great place to meet like-minded QUT Alumni and associates of QUT living in the UK and all of Europe.
Alumni from seven Queensland universities attended our event on 14 September, at the Royal College of Surgeons. Keynote speaker was John Barrow, Senior Principal at Populous - responsible for planning and design of major sports, entertainment and leisure facilties as well as preparing bids for international events including London's winning 2012 Olympic bid. Entertainment was provided by singer/songwriter Kristy Clark.
QUT Alumni Reception in London
QUT Alumni joined Professor Peter Little for an evening of networking, refreshments and updated guests on the exciting new developments at QUT and provided an update on the QUT Business School.
QUT Alumni Reception in LondonQUT Alumni gathered at a reception hosted by Major General (Retd) Peter Arnison AC, CVO, Chancellor of QUT at Queensland House in September 2009.
If you are in the UK (even if for a short time), let the Alumni Office know, so we can keep you updated about QUT's activities there.
Contacts & information for Alumni going to the UK for work
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If going to London where most of the work is, stay close to work as the travel can be hell in peak hour. There is a great difference between rentals costs based on area so budget probably will dictate. Also be aware the travel routes are generally directed out from the city - the links between suburbs is average at best.
Most expensive areas to live in are the West and South West. They are nice leafy suburbs close to the West End theatre district, but they are a considerable tube ride from the CBD (called 'the city' over here). Stay clear of Brixton, Stockwell and Elephant & Castle. Many Aussies go to Shepherd's Bush or Notting Hill which are quite nice areas with easy access to work via the central line.
To get a bank account opened can be quite difficult. You will need to show evidence of employment such as pay slips or a referral letter from a recruitment agency and proof of residence in the form of a bill/lease/statement, take along your passport and bring a reference from your bank in Australia. Alternatively, get a bank account opened before you get here by going to an international bank, in Brisbane.
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Interested in being a contact for Alumni in London? Send your details to the alumni office.